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Brazil's top court opens investigation into Bolsonaro for vaccines claim
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into President Jair Bolsonaro's false claim that people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 may have a higher risk of contracting AIDS.
Facebook ordered to sell GIF making service Giphy
The social media giant bought the GIF sharing service last year, but UK competition authorities said it would distort Britain's digital advertising market.
Apple announces the 2021 App Store Award winners and most downloaded apps of the year
Apple today released its anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of the year across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. This year, children’s app maker Toca Boca won iPhone App of the Year for “Toca Life World,” and R...
Human Intelligence in a Digital Age - an Eye Opening and Refreshing Speech by Richard Moore, Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
Richard Moore, Chief of the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), makes his first public speech since taking up his role in October 2020. In a brilliant, refreshing and innovative speech, he talks about the seismic changes he sees in the...
Bell back with a bang for TST landmark's centenary
The Hong Kong Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is poised to ring the bell again after 71 years. To celebrate the centenary of the bell, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department will arrange to have it chime again at 6pm next Thursday.
TST clock tower to ring the bell again after 71 years
The Hong Kong Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is poised to ring the bell again after 71 years.
Cross-border campaigning for Hong Kong poll impossible: centrist hopefuls
The candidates say they have almost no chance of reaching Hongkongers over the border, pointing to short advance notice of the new voting scheme, pandemic restrictions and mainland censorship concerns.
Seven-month jail for man who made Fb post inciting assault of cops
One Facebook post which asked people to hit police officers has led to seven-month imprisonment for a 61-year-old jobless man.
Christmas shoppers warned about fake online reviews - here's how to protect yourself
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is leading an investigation into fake reviews, which includes a formal probe into Amazon and Google over concerns they have not been doing enough to combat false write-ups left on their sites.
(Video) Taxi driver drove on with a man lying on top of his cab
A taxi driver was seen driving on with a motorcyclist lying on top of his vehicle in Tseung Kwan O.
Will AI turn humans into 'waste product'?
A tech guru warns that robots that think for themselves may take over the world and use weapons of mass destruction to wipe out mankind. Is it time to worry?
ViuTV launches "oversize" beauty pageant
ViuTV challenges traditional beauty standards in its latest show “Extra Beauty,” a beauty pageant for “fat” candidates.
Shek blessings for 47 on trial
Abraham Shek Lai-him, once Hong Kong's most experienced lawmaker, has become more vocal after he left the Legislative Council, and hoped that God will bless the 47 democrats charged in the pro-democracy primary election case.
Competition regulator demands Facebook ditch Giphy
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ordered Meta, the ‘company formerly known as Facebook’, to offload money-losing recent acquisition Giphy, insisting the app could harm competition.
Jack Dorsey called founder-CEOs 'a single point of failure' - here are some other founder-CEOs
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey cited the reasoning behind stepping down as being rooted in his belief that company founders serving as CEOs is “severely limiting” and represents a “single point of failure.” In light of his announcement, ...
Hong Kong issues arrest warrants for ex-lawmaker, activist over election calls
Anti-graft agency says ex-lawmaker Ted Hui allegedly incited the public to cast blank ballots in the December 19 election and faces four charges.
UK’s Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine
An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK.
Hong Kong seeks arrest of two exiled activists accused of inciting blank votes at election
Arrest warrants have been issued for two activists living abroad – Ted Hui Chi-fung and Yau Man-chun – for inciting people not to vote or to cast blank votes at the Legislative Council election.
Australia to introduce new laws to force media platforms to unmask online trolls
Australia will introduce legislation to make social media giants provide details of users who post defamatory comments, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday.
BA temporarily suspends passenger flights to and from Hong Kong
Two separate sources say British flag carrier took decision after one crew member tested positive for Covid-19 at Hong Kong airport, resulting in most of flight staff being sent to quarantine camp.
Guangdong mulls all-purpose reopening
People who wish to tour Guangdong may be allowed to cross the border as the government will allocate some quota for non-business travelers, sources said.
Russia demands foreign tech companies open offices in the country or face sanctions
The demand listed Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok among the companies being targeted - and some of them already have Russian offices.
Apple Sues Pegasus-Maker Israeli Firm For Targeting Its Users
In a statement, Apple said it is also seeking a "permanent injunction to ban NSO Group from using any Apple software, services, or devices".
How Bad Is US Covid Rebound? ICU Beds Offer Worrying Clue
The COVID-19 numbers are a sobering reminder of how brutal the pandemic remains for the US health-care system, and could augur trouble ahead for its Northeast states.
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